12.09.2011Author: Cynthia L. M. Holland, Esq. View article On December 6, 2011, the Christie Administration released its final Energy Master Plan (EMP), which details the Administration’s vision for the use, management, and development of energy in the State. The Administration initially released the EMP in draft form in June. Following the release of the draft EMP, the Board of Public Utilities (BPU) hosted three public hearings that were attended by over 400 individuals who provided verbal and written comments on the draft. The BPU then formed four technical working groups to provide specific recommendations on clean energy funding, alternate fueled vehicles, innovative technologies, and biomass. Many of the public comments and recommendations have been incorporated into the EMP.